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Watching Daily at My Gates

October 1 Read Ephesians 2:1-5 We should bear in mind the fact that every husband and wife brings forth a child that by nature is spiritually dead. For God told Adam, that the day he committed his first sin, he would die. And that does not merely mean that he would die physically. He would, […]

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The Compassionate Father

“And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20. A minister once began his sermon on the parable of the prodigal son somewhat like this: “You undoubtedly have heard many sermons on the familiar parable of […]

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Point Them to the Gospel and Jesus

The Bible is a good thing to read and study. However, for a person who has never opened one, the length of it may be daunting. When you run across this person at work or school, it would be a good thing for you to point out certain passages. Beginning at Genesis 1:1 and ending […]

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Peace (4)

A flash of light and the immediate boom sent Butterscotch scurrying to her master’s lap. “You shoulda named that cat “Scaredy-Cat.” Look at her shake!” said Jason to Julie. But Julie ignored her little brother and simply comforted her new kitten. “It’s okay, Butterscotch, you’re all right …” Then another clap of thunder, louder than […]

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Letters

Dear Sir, I am with much pleasure to write you from Ghana. How are you sir? Hope by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, you are fine as I am here. This is my first time I am writing you. Please sir, I like you a penpal and am sure that you too like […]

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Learning From Our Youth

I remember as a youth everyone seemed to have advice for me. From how to drive a car to sartorial styles, advice seemed to inundate me. I see as the editor that many have advice for our youth. This is good and biblical (Proverbs 1:8), and many trials and problems in life, caused by the […]

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Highlights of the 1995 Convention

The Protestant Reformed Young People’s Convention. What a week! It was a fun filled time spent with others of the same faith for the ultimate purpose of growing spiritually. Having attended the convention, I would like to take you through the following daily account of the activities and remark about some things I have learned […]

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From the Editor

It is with regret that I announce that the most senior member of the staff, Bruce Miedema, has resigned. Bruce served for years as an associate editor, and we shall all miss him and his guidance. Being a father of two and an office bearer, Bruce decided that he no longer would be able to […]

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Daniel’s Bold Witness

INTRODUCTION My dear friends in Christ, you are learning this week of convention that God wills and calls you to be courageous young people, spiritually strong and brave and confident in the face of danger. And you are learning what this means and how to be this by looking at aspects of the life of […]

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Autumn Beauty

In the golden hush of autumn, Wandering down a pathway rude, The serenity and beauty Fill my heart with solitude.   See the mist above the water, Feel the cool of summer’s end. Fallen leaves become a carpet As my footsteps homeward wend.   I’m enchanted by the grandeur Of an ordinary scene Where the […]

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A Guided Journey

In the midst of the darkness of the night, there appeared a light that filtered through the trees and down a pathway in order to make itself known to a wandering young woman. Her steps slowed to a pace that allowed her deep, blue eyes to focus on this light ahead as her mind filed […]

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A Church United

It is rather common these days to hear talk of church unity, a unity of different Christian faiths. This unity which is being promoted, encourages love for one another in the way of ignoring real significance, it is said. The majority of us have had acquaintances at work, at college, or even college professors, who […]

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